By - Miserable_Bus6223
Thank you for reply.
Its a complicated question but here's a guide:
Do you need more perf in games now?
-- if yes: maybe OC
-- if no: don't OC
Would you like higher avg fps or smoother game play?
-- if smoother game play: maybe don't OC
-- if higher fps: maybe OC
If yes to any of the above, how old is your hardware? Can you afford to upgrade or replace if it breaks?
-- If it a new or you can't afford to replace: probably don't OC
-- If its older and you wont be out a PC if it breaks: You should OC
IF YOU OC HERES THINGS TO KNOW
- raising voltage and tempa not clock speed is what can damage components, so any OC'ing you can do without raising temps to much or voltage to much is much safer.
- download software like HWmonitor etc and track your temps to make sure your PC can handle the OC
- benchmark your rig after your OC, having higher clocks doesn't mean better perf if its unstable, which can be checked by running benchmarks
-lastly watch YouTube videos on OC'ing your comps ( be mindful of who you listen to tho, there's as much bad advice as there is good in the world)
Also take this with a grain of salt, but I have overclocked every CPU and GPU I have ever owned and never had an issue related to it, but I don't keep my hardware longer then 4yr so
My hardware is like 1 year old, not even that much.